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Peaceful Picnic Locations in and Around Oswestry

What can be better than a picnic on a sunny afternoon? Whether you’re looking to enjoy a peaceful countryside picnic, a picnic with a waterside view, beautiful floral displays, or somewhere to birdwatch, Oswestry and the Borderlands has plenty of unique locations available. 

A short walk from the town centre, this is the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing picnic whilst admiring the seasonal floral displays. Visit in summer and there might be a live musical performance!

This welcoming greenspace overlooks the historic site of Cambrian Railways, and features a play area, wildflower meadows, and an spectacular labyryinth!

Used as a racecourse up until 1841, this stunning area has fantastic views over the Shropshire Plain and the Welsh Hills. Perfect for a picnic with a dog – explore the woods afterwards!

Unwind by sitting by the mere at Ellesmere with a picnic – beautiful waterside views that are perfect for birdwatching (and feeding the ducks!). This makes a great location for a family picnic.

This picturesque castle makes a great picnic destination – as well as the castle itself, you can sit by the moat and watch the swans float by. 

There are over 300 different species of plants in this nature reserve, and with breathtaking countryside views, this is the place for a picnic away from it all!

This nature reserve is the size of 20 football pitches, and with its extensive variety of wildlife – from skylarks, dragonflies, butterflies and adders – it is a great spot for birdwatching and picnicking.  

Just on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park and south of Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Offa’s Dyke Path runs through this 19th Century Limeworks – this is the place to be to stand with one foot in England and the other in Wales! Explore the kilns to find out more about the industrial heritage of this area, or take a walk up to the nature reserve.

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